Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my children have felt safe at school. My child is happy to come to school, the staff are visible and approachable. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not!

Olympian athlete visits the school


Inspirational visit from Tosin Oke, Triple Jump Olympic and Commonwealth Medallist


On Tuesday 8th March, Cliftonville welcomed Tosin Oke, a Nigerian track and field athlete, who competes in the triple jump. He has won back-to-back African Championships in Athletics titles and the Commonwealth Games championship and is the current All-Africa Games Champion. At the 2012 Summer Olympics Oke finished seventh in the triple jump final, the best Nigerian result of the Games.

The children at Cliftonville were wowed and inspired through hearing Tosin’s journey and life in international athletics. Tosin’s message to our children was simple, that they should always be aiming to be the best that they can be in everything that they do, whether that was in the classroom, playing sport, eating healthily or indeed tidying their rooms!


Tosin also demonstrated how far he could jump, to everyone’s amazement!!


The children went back to class to discuss how they could be the best they could be. This was an amazing morning with Tosin that the children and staff will never forget.  A big Cliftonville thank you must go to Tosin Oke for inspiring our children to be the best they can be.